It's official Doug Bredbury of Durham, Connecticut was selected from 100 finalists that was narrowed down to a final 10 and his '32 Ford highboy coupe was selected as the Street Rodder Street Rod of the Year presented by Painless Wiring. Doug's Deuce was selected while attending the Goodguys Rhinebeck event earlier this year.
Doug will be receiving a custom made leather sleeved jacket commemorating the selection of his ’32 Ford coupe as the Street Rod of the Year. He will also receive a custom made trophy that represents an air cleaner that will depict the image of his car on it. The award was sponsored and produced by Eddie Motorsports.
Doug has collected parts over the past 40 years and finally was able to put together his dream rod. Yes, he built it himself in a one-car garage. The coupe runs a Chevy 348 with six two-barrel carbs, Tremec five-speed trans, and, are you ready for this, a Jag independent rearend. The Jag rear was one of those items he collected back in the late '70s and always liked the looks and knew someday he would have it under a hot rod of his. The highboy sits on Coker rubber and American Racing wheels. Inside you will find black leather seating with red piping, Stewart Warner gauges, and plenty of nostalgia looks.
Be on the lookout for a full feature on Doug's Deuce in the May, 2012 issue of SR--the 40th Anniversary issue. There will also be nine runner up cars that will round ten of the greatest looking hot rods of 2011.